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Dec 10, 2013 9:00am PST
the world to learn from mandela's example. it was one of his message ans we heard from president obama. >> we must ask how well have a applied his lessons in my own life. it's a question i ask myself. as a man and as a president. we know that like south africa, the united states had to overcome centuries of racial subjugation. as was true here, it took sacrifice, the sacrifices of countless people known and unknown to see the dawn of a new day. michele and i are beneficiaries of that struggle. >> want to bring in jake tapper joining us from washington. jake, let's talk about that moment in the message from the president here because it is always been something that is somewhat tricky for him to talk about race. we saw it back in the campaign when he first addressed race in philadelphia, that speech that he made that was very symbolic, very significant for americans. we saw when he entered the whole trayvon martin saying he could have a son that looked like trayvon martin. yet, there are african-american who's feel like they want more from this president. where is the balance there? how
Dec 9, 2013 9:00am PST
. >> leaders from around the world as we said at the top of the program, also starting to converge on south africa. you see there president and mrs. obama boarding air force one. they took off from andrews air force base in maryland. several hours ago now. they're well on their way and former president george w. bush and his wife and former first lady laura bush are en route to johannesburg. >> tomorrow when the official memorial service is going to take place, it's the city's soccer stadium. we want to go live to robin ker now outside of the mandela home. set the scene for us, the mood. this is day four of a ten-day mourning period. >> and i spoke to somebody close to mandela. they said it wasn't enough to not only say good-bye to such a great man but it wasn't enough to organize all of this. just imagine trying to organize more than 90 heads of state, plus more than 80,000 to 90,000 people in that stadium just for tomorrow. in terms of the way south africa is saying good-bye, you can see it behind me. it's starting to rain. people are still outside his home and they've been here non
Dec 2, 2013 9:00am PST
. >> the obama care website gets an upgrade. you're watching "around the world." i'm frederick cag whitfield. >> i'm michael holmes. let's start with the fatal commuter train crash in the bronx, ntsb investigators is say they have now downloaded information from what's called an event recorder on board that could tell them what made the train jump the tracks on sunday. >> authorities are also looking for any video out there that could help explain exactly what went wrong. four people were killed and dozens more hurt in the crash. at least one doctor says survivors might need mental health care. >> not surprising, too. have a listen to what some passengers said about the experience. >> i thought i'm going to die, to be honest. i thought i'm going to die. >> i broke my arm. it's really painful. >> i heard a lot of crunching and grinding and started seeing stars in front of my eyes and thought, my goodness, is this the end. >> i heard a screeching noise. i happened to be by the window. i still heard a screeching noise and then within seconds, the ambulance and the fire trucks started
Dec 6, 2013 9:00am PST
only allowed two letters a year from his family. >> president obama and his family toured robben island during their first visit to south africa in june into word of any son mandela's death spread quickly around the world and the united states, of course. for many americans his death was like losing one of his own. >> president obama met the leader in 2005 and he and the first lady visited south africa in june but they were unable to meet with mandela due to his failing health. the president paid tribute to the falling icon counting himself among the millions influenced by mandela. >> the day he was released from prison gave me a sense of what human beings can do when they're guided by their hopes and not by their fears. and like so many around the globe, i cannot fully imagine my own life without the example that will nelson mandela set. >> want to bring in andrew young, civil rights leader and former ambassador to the united nations. welcome, as well as james joseph, former u.s. ambassador to south africa and duke university professor, both of who new mandela very well on a per
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